It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #40

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey meant to highlight books you read in the past week, and what you’re planning on reading this week.

This was a pretty decent week. I did have some late nights due to rehearsals, but overall things were good. Our library staff concert rocked on Friday, and I had a lot of fun playing with Dewey and the Decimals! My coworker’s book collecting class was awesome as well.

I have another busy week ahead of me, with a big all-library staff meeting and a breakfast at a local school to meet my KeyPal (email penpal). I know she’s going to be awesome!

I actually finished all three of the books I set out to finish last week! And Goodreads tells me that I’m right on track with my 150 books reading goal. I’m going to read some middle grade/children’s books to try to get ahead. Those totally count ;-)

I’ve also made the decision to make February a no-library-checkouts month. I’ve been neglecting my NetGalley, review, and ARC books because of the crushing weight of library due dates. I’m going to return the library books I haven’t finished, and won’t check out any new books. If a hold comes in, I’ll check that out, because I have to wait forever for them, but I won’t make a big effort to place more holds. I really need to whittle down my reading pile that I have at home, and then I’ll be able to give away some of the cool ARCs I got at Midwinter!

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (audiobook)

Continuing to read:
Why Can’t Elephants Jump?
I’ve found that this book is best read in small chunks. It would make a great bathroom reader, if you do that when you’re in there.
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness (audiobook)
11/22/63 by Stephen King (waiting…)
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (going back to the library untouched, and don’t know when I’ll ever finish this)

Hoping to finish:
On the Bright Side by S.R. Johannes
The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley
Out of the Ordinary by Jon Ronson

What are your reading plans this week?

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19 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #40

  1. Bonnie says:

    I have been wanting to read Everneath – I will have to check out your review! I have actually been avoiding my library lately (I know, I know) because as you know the due date can add a lot of pressure! I rarely walk out of the library with less than 8 books and when you add that to my review books it is a little much at times. I do have some books on hold that should be coming in soon…

    Have a great week and happy reading! Here is my It’s Monday post:

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      It’s so hard to walk away from the library, especially since I work in one! Some people shop…those people have money. The library is where I can exercise my shopping bug, but for free :-) But now that I have review books, I need to shift priorities. It’s good to know I’m not the only one with this problem (first world problems…).

  2. Mystica says:

    That is a big resolution to make. I could never keep to that one!

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      Not sure! I haven’t made it that far yet :-) But…I did just find out what would happen if a man took a woman’s birth control pills!

  3. Oh did you love love love The Knife Of Never Letting Go? I did!

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      The audiobook was SO good. But there was that one heartbreaking moment, and I wanted to cry. Ugh, he ripped my heart out and spit on it!

  4. Shelleyrae says:

    I can never resist the library!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  5. Pussreboots says:

    I barely do review books any more. Too many things I’d rather read either via the library or from my own TBR.

    I finished a nice mix of things. Please come see what I’m reading now.

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      I’m super selective about review books, because I kind of hate to have that pressure. But I do love requesting from NetGalley :-)

  6. I’ve heard loads of great things about Everneath! I’m really excited about reading that one!

    Hope you have a great reading week :)

  7. I’m scaling back a bit on the library too – but mostly because I tend to check out too many, and then they get overdue and then I feel guilty or pressured. And I’m excited to see your review of The Knife of Never Letting Go – I’ve seen so many good reviews of that series, and it’s one I want to get to soon.

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      That’s my exact problem with the library. It’s worse since I’ve moved to a town that only does 2 week checkouts. It just doesn’t give me enough time.

  8. Sounds like you have a great plan.
    Happy Reading!

  9. Beth says:

    I’m doing the TBR Dare, which means drastically cutting my library use. Basically I’m not checking anything out! It’s very hard, but it is finally getting my ginormous library pile under control. I think in February I’ll finally get around to reading some of the books stacked up all over the house.

    I definitely count kidlit towards my reading goal.

  10. I love The Knife of Never Letting Go! but i have yet to read The Ask and the Answer. Happy reading!

  11. I would like to read The Knife of Never Letting Go. I also have Everneath to read. Have a great reading week!

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